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‘Jersey Shore’ Fakery! Ronnie’s Violent Robbery Never Happened, Employee Claims

Ronnie Magro Ortiz attends a GMA cast interview. Inset left, clips from Jersey Shore.
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Jul. 12 2019, Updated 10:42 p.m. ET

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s co-stars were skeptical when he revealed a man jumped and robbed him the night before co-star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino’s sentencing on the season premiere of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation – and their suspicions were apparently correct. can exclusively confirm there is no evidence to prove the beat down occurred.

On the premiere, a battered Ortiz-Magro, 33, explained the incident to his co-stars.

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“I got beat up last night in the parking lot,” he alleged. “I got jumped. I was in Secaucus and I stopped at some diner, Lorenzo's. The guy was like, ‘Yo, let me buy you a shot, Ronnie.’ I said, ‘Bro, I’m driving, I’m good.’ He goes, ‘You’re the man because you’ve got two girls with you.’”

Ortiz-Magro continued that when he got to his car, the man punched him.

Jen was like, ‘What the f**K?’” he claimed. “Jen and her friend ran around the car, I’m wrestling the guy, someone ripped the chain off my neck.” can confirm no robberies were reported to the Secaucus Police Department in New Jersey from Lorenzo’s restaurant in 2018.

An employee of Lorenzo’s, Erin Kaye, confirmed to that there was no altercation when Ortiz-Magro left the restaurant, however, she did claim Ortiz-Magro and his baby mama were there for about "15-20 minutes."

"They were there maybe 15, tops, 20 minutes. They both walked out together. Everybody watched them leave the establishment together," said Kaye.

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"That story is completely fabricated that he said on TV," Kaye added. "There was no one there to even jump him, the place was deserted that night."

Also on the episode, Ortiz-Magro claimed a Gen X chain was stolen. He posted a photo on Instagram wearing a chain from the brand a month after the alleged robbery. It is unclear if the chain is the one Ortiz-Magro claimed was stolen.

The MTV star’s co-stars remained skeptical throughout the premiere.

Jen Harley

“Out of all nights for Ronnie to pull shenanigans, he got ‘jumped’ the night before Mike’s court date,” Vinny Guadagnino said. “If you look at Ronnie’s history, it just doesn’t seem right to me. It’s like, somehow this was caused by Jen. I don’t know how.”

Later on Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio wondered of the scratches, “Who gets scratched by a guy? That doesn’t happen. You get scratched by a girl.”

Deena Cortese also believed the fight could’ve been with girlfriend Jen Harley.

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“Maybe Ron and Jen got into a fight,” she said. “He says he got jumped. Who knows?”

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi added, “Why would you go out to a bar the night before Mike’s sentencing, especially with diamond necklaces? Who are you, Ja Rule?”

Kaye confirmed to exclusively the reality star did not get jewelry stolen at their establishment. "He did walk in with that necklace, and he did walk out with the necklace, and he left with the necklace, so I don't know what that story is about."

As has extensively reported, Ronnie and baby mama Harley have had a tumultuous relationship.

In early June 2018, cops responded to a fight at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Hotel security intervened and called the Las Vegas police department.

On June 24, 2018, Harley was arrested for domestic battery after she allegedly dragged Ronnie with her car while their daughter Ariana Sky, 1, was in the backseat.

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In a police report obtained by, he was allegedly punched in the face multiple times. He exhibited “erratic speech, crying, hysterical” with “irregular breathing.”

The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Harley.

On May 17, she was arrested again for misdemeanor domestic battery in Las Vegas. The arrest was from an outstanding warrant from a New Year’s Eve incident with Ortiz-Magro.

“On January 3, 2019, a man came to an LVMPD substation to file a Battery Domestic Violence report against his girlfriend,” a statement from the Las Vegas Police Department read. “According to the man, the alleged battery occurred on December 31, 2018 at approximately 11:43 p.m.”

The charge was dismissed.

On the premiere, Ortiz-Magro claimed their relationship has been “amazing.” He said, “The last couple of months, me and Jen have turned things around."



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